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Places in the Heart [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 4292321
  • Release Date: 10/09/2001
  • Rating: PG
Robert Benton's rural drama Places in the Heart comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers and production notes. The film looks great, making this disc worth a look, even if it is short on extras.

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    Special Features

    • Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
    • Widescreen and full-screen presentations
    • Audio: English [mono], French
    • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Interactive menus
    • Production notes
    • Scene selections


    Places in the Heart
    Of the three "mortgage on the farm" films of 1984 (Country and The River were the other two), Places in the Heart is the only one set during the Depression. After her husband is killed, Sally Field is forced to take over the debt-ridden Texas family farm herself. Though slightly embittered by the fact that a black man was responsible for her husband's death, Field accepts the help of another African-American, Danny Glover. She is also given aid and comfort by her blind boarder, John Malkovich. Despite almost insurmountable odds, Field manages to bring in the cotton crop and to hold her farm and family together. Throughout the film, director Robert Benton stresses the importance of solidarity in facing down disaster, underlining this point with a remarkable surrealistic finale, in which the "live" members of the cast are seen singing a hymn with the characters who have "died" in the course of the film. Places in the Heart won Sally Field her second Academy Award. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Sally Field
      Sally Field - Edna Spalding
    • Lindsay Crouse
      Lindsay Crouse - Margaret Lomax
    • Ed Harris
      Ed Harris - Wayne Lomax
    • Amy Madigan
      Amy Madigan - Viola Kelsey
    • John Malkovich
      John Malkovich - Mr. Will

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      We don’t waste our money on cable or satellite services. The wife wanted to add this movie to our library back before Sally Fields went off the deep end.

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